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  • Cantharides, tincture and all vesicating liquids, preparations or admixtures of.

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  • Cantharides owe their value to the presence of a peculiar chemical principle, to which the name cantharidin has been given.

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  • Cantharidin constitutes from z to r% of cantharides.

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  • The British Pharmacopeia contains a large number of preparations of cantharides, but the only one needing special mention is the tincture, which is meant for internal administration; the small dose is noteworthy, five minims being probably the maximum for safety.

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  • The external action of cantharides or cantharidin is extremely characteristic. When it is applied to the skin there are no obvious consequences for some hours.

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  • When applied in this fashion a certain quantity of the cantharides is absorbed.

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  • Cantharides is used externally for its counter-irritant action.

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  • It is very rich in cantharidin, yielding fully twice as much as ordinary cantharides.

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  • Several green-coloured beetles are, on account of their colour, used as adulterants to cantharides, but they are very easily detected by examination with the eye, or, if powdered, with the microscope.

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  • His disorder was an oedematous affection of the wind-pipe, contracted by exposure during a long ride in a snowstorm, and aggravated by neglect and by such contemporary remedies as bleeding, gargles of "molasses, vinegar and butter" and "vinegar and sage tea," which "almost suffocated him," and a blister of cantharides.

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  • Those which act on the skin: The best known of these is cantharides (Spanish fly), the active principle of which is a colourless crystalline body - cantharidin - which is extremely irritating.

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  • cantharides; Pustulants (Lat.

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